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This week in nursery we have continued our topic of 'people who help us' but had a focus on people who help us at home and especially our lovely mummies because of Mother's day. Each group did a circle time and talked about why we love our mummies so much and what makes them special. Charlie said “because she takes me nice places” and Ryan said “because she cooks me nice food”. We also held a Mother's day event on Wednesday which was very well supported by mums, grandmas and sisters. We hope you enjoyed your time with us in nursery completing the different activities and hope all mummies have a very special mother's day!
Some of us have also been learning some sounds and matching objects to their initial sounds. Harry was able to match these pictures independently and can even orally blend some words such as p-o-t, m-a-n, j-u-g. We also did PE slightly different this week on Wednesday morning due to our Mother's day event. All children went over to the primary school together to play some team games which they thoroughly enjoyed and were very well behaved especially in a big group. Well done everyone, good teamwork.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sydney Meisuria for simply being delightful all of the time and being such a caring friend to everyone. Gracie-Lea Henry for always being happy and kind to both staff and peers and always giving her best at everything she does. Logan Hall for being very helpful when making playdough in nursery this week. Jessica Tingle for her confidence as she is joining in a lot more during group time as well as socialising with other children in nursery and finally Beaux Poulter because she has come into nursery this week herself and not needed to be handed to a member of staff. Well done everyone, keep up the super work!
We have continued to talk about people that help us and were lucky enough to have a visit from a paramedic. He even brought along his ambulance for us to look inside. The children were great when listening to the paramedic and were keen to ask him questions to learn more about his role. Matthew asked “Why do you help people?” and Jorja asked “Do you like being a paramedic?” The children used the ramp to get inside the ambulance and some of us had our heartbeats monitored on the special computer. The best part was when he turned on the flashing lights.
We also talked about the role of a firefighter and doctor. The children have loved role playing different scenarios, especially being doctors and nurses in our very own doctor's surgery. The children have enjoyed learning the names of the different pieces of equipment and have used them correctly to make their friends better.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ruby Cleary for being more confident when playing with other children. It is lovely to see you talking more to your friends and inviting others to play with you. Ryan Newton for joining in with his friends outside. He also impressed staff with how well he listened to the paramedic as he was able to recall some facts at the end of the day. Harry Gibson for completing some number problems. He was able to find the total number of bears by adding groups together. Charlie Miller for her increasing confidence in nursery and willingness to explore the different areas inside and out and Skye O'Prey for becoming more independent in nursery and for being so intrigued by the frogspawn turning into tadpoles. Brilliant work everyone!
To start our new topic “People That Help Us” we had a visit from our local lollipop lady. She came to tell us how to cross the road safely. She read us a lovely story called “Jack's Accident” which told us about a boy who crossed the road with no help and a car hit him. We then used a variety of puppets to help Jack. The children showed great listening and even thought of their own questions to ask the lollipop lady. Harriet asked “Why do we have to have people on the signs?” and Estelle asked “Why do you have to stop when there's a red man on the road?”
We then practised crossing the road safely in nursery with an adult. We talked about how it is very important to stop, look both ways and listen. When it is safe to cross we must walk across the road, holding an adults hand. We hope that the children can remember to do this outside of nursery too!
We also got another surprise visit, as we have lots of frogs living in the garden pond. Seeing the frogs sparked the children's curiosity and they have been keen to learn lots more about the frogs. Therefore we brought some frogspawn into the nursery and the children are very excited to see it turn into tadpoles.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ella-Rae Gustard. As always she has had a very busy time in the garden. She enjoyed helping to make a slide and enjoyed it even more sliding down it. Maisie Sherrington for throwing herself into squiggle while you wiggle and thoroughly enjoying it. Maisie also impressed us when she was very absorbed during story time and recalled it perfectly within the nursery. Kendyl Clark for being a very kind and caring to other children and sitting beautifully in group. Harriet Parvin for her love of reading and trying to sound out any words she sees and finally Charlie McIntyre for always following the rules and routines in nursery and for being such a kind and caring friend to the other children. Keep up the great work everyone!
This week in Nursery all of our learning has been based around the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We started by reading the story to the children and asking them to join in with phrases they know. We then retold the story using props with the help of the children. They were very engaged in this task and enjoyed pretending to climb to the top of the beanstalk.
Every child planted their own bean and they have been responsible for watering and looking after it. The children have been constantly checking their beans to see if they have grown yet. They can't wait to see it grown so we will continue to do this until the bean has grown!
Last week was also world book day. All of the children looked amazing in their costumes and they enjoyed reading lots of stories. Some children even took part in a book swap so they are able to share a new book at home with their families. We hope all of the children got a world book day token but if they didn't please ask at the office.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Cameron Evans for excellent recall of Jack and the Beanstalk story. Paul-Mason for an increase in his confidence during group sessions. Abi-Jane Smith for great measuring work indoors and outdoors. Joe Hird for trying hard during group time and finally Rosie Davies for trying very hard with her writing. Well done to all of these children!
This week was our final week learning all about Chinese New Year. We have learnt all about the lantern festival and looked at different photographs and videos with lanterns on of all different colours, shapes and sizes. We also talked about Chinese food, looked at what they ate and asked who has ever tasted Chinese food before.
To end our topic of Chinese New Year we had a Chinese banquet in Nursery on Wednesday morning and we joined the reception children over school on Wednesday afternoon. Children had the opportunity to try prawn crackers, noodles, sweet and sour, egg fried rice and vegetable spring rolls. The majority of children tried the food but some enjoyed it more than others. Ella said " I liked eating the big noodles". Well done for trying!
Our Little rays of sunshine this week are Niamh Askwith for her curiosity in writing, she is trying so hard to form some letters correctly. Joe Hird for sitting so well during story time. Niamh Clarey for trying very hard with her phonics and writing. Mia Gibson for exploring the outdoors and having so much fun looking for worms and jumping in deep puddles and finally Jack Sproat for embracing our topic of Chinese New Year and remembering so much information about it. Well done to all of these children.
Please remember Wednesday 1st March is World book day in Nursery so children can come dressed as their favourite character from a book. We would just like to take this opportunity to say thanks again for all your support this half term in nursery and we hope you all have an enjoyable half term.
When learning about Chinese New Year last week, the children were really interested in dragons. Therefore we decided that this would be our focus for the week. We have been having lots of fun building dragons using a variety of resources. The children were able to describe the shapes and size of the objects they were using. Eve was able to tell us "he has round eyes, this is the mouth its long" Charlie even named his dragon "He's called dragon Beast"
We have also been learning some dragon dancing. We used musical instruments and danced to some Chinese music, while pretending to be dragons. Joey told us "these dragons don't breathe fire, they friendly" After practising our dragon dance in our groups, we performed our dance in the gym for Mrs Thompson with our very own dragon costume. It was lots of fun!
This week in nursery we had a lovely treat watching the pantomime Beauty and the Beast at the primary school. The children were so brave while watching the show and showed great listening and attention. Thank you for coming, we hope you all enjoyed it too!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Brax Close for settling much better in nursery. There are no longer any tears and Brax is much more confident to join in with activities. Keep up the great work Brax! Finlay Craggs for coming in to nursery with no tears. Finlay has also started to use the toilet and has gained a little more confidence within nursery. Kobe Egglestone as he was so excited to tell us all about the adventures that he and Bella Bear got up to. Kaden Bestford for learning our dragon song so quickly. You are brilliant at learning new songs and rhymes and finally Grace Tate for embracing the cold weather and venturing outdoors to continue her learning. What amazing work everyone!